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Volume 6 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2016 | Pages : 65-70

THE LEGITIMACY OF SHAJAR AL-DURR REIGN AS REPRESENTED IN LIGHT OF A RARE DINAR

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2016.6849

pages: 65-70

Authors:
Arafa, E.
Islamic dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo Univ., Egypt

Abstract:
Shajar al-Durr who began her life as a slave and ended it as sultana was one of the very few women in Islamic history to ascend to the throne. Shajar’s political importance comes from the period in which she reigned, which includes many important events in the Egyptian and Middle Eastern history. Despite the fact that she officially ruled Egypt for a very short period of approximately eighty days, that does not underestimate the majestic role she played in history. Also, her reign marked a turning point in Egyptian history, as the Egyptian sultanate shifted from the Ayyubid to the Mamluk. Concerning Shajar al-Durr’s coins, they are all extremely rare, designed in the best Ayyubid tradition and style. Due to the rarity of her coins, every single piece of these coins has its own value and significance, specially that her coins reflect many of the important historical facts as it is going to be clarified through this research.

Keywords:
Shajar al-Durr; Rare Dinar; Legitimacy; Abbasid Caliph; Titles

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